Dream paralysis is a frightening experience. I had a lot of them when I was 14 and 15. I am just curious on what your take is on the cause of dream paralysis...
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could you believed i used to have it every other night when I was 14! It was so scary!!! You are so right about keeping the energy level up and not drive yourself to exhaustion! Good One!!
The demons are most likely hypnogogic images, conjured up by your mind. They cannot hurt you unless you believe they can. Try changing your breathing and relaxing. :)
Jaredbangerter, did you move house two years ago? did anything significant happen 2 years ago before you started ur SP episodes? if u r interested pls check my hub "energy purification and protection visualization."
I've never had one that just vanished by itself, I've always had to kind of fight my way out. I've got some tricks up my sleeve now so it doesn't scare me so terribly. Do you often know you are dreaming when you are dreaming? Wow....
Yes I lucid dream rather frequently. Wow I've never had to fight it, I just relaxed and let it leave on it's own. I can lucid dream anytime I want but my issue is that I have to use a method to induce them. Deep breathing is supposed to work wonders.
I have a very healthy working relationship with my dream messages. But one thing I don't do enough is Lucid Dreaming, quite to my disappointment lol. Yes i would love to check out more of your hubs on that subjects when the school term is over ^^
That's awesome MzChaos! I wonder whether Hypnopompic and Dream paralysis might not b exactly th same. Or maybe there r more then 1 type and 1 cause. It's simply because my experience is quite different.. Just love the bit about the classroom! Thanks!
I find there are about as many types as your mind and imagination allow for. I don't believe our world is about creating menacing presences, many times, I think these "bad" things are the minds way of exaggerating something so that we pay attention.
It sounds like what you just described are false awakenings not sleep paralysis. When you say you wanted to go make coffee and your feet slide across the floor it sounds like you were in fact dreaming. It is kind of hard to just "get up" out of SP.
I do alot of dream work, and there is probably as many different terms as any individual comes up with, and variations of each. Call it a False Awakening, a Hypnopompic fit, a dream paralysis. Thats the fun of playing with dreams.